Tag Archives: pain

In the Stacks – Research on Pain and Disability

In Part 1 of our Pain Awareness Month blog post, we looked at some of the ready-to-use resources from projects in the NIDILRR community that have looked at pain as a disability and as a secondary condition to physical and … Continue reading

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Pain May Be a Fact of Life, but There Is Help and Hope for Relief

September is Pain Awareness Month, sponsored by the American Chronic Pain Association. Millions of Americans live with pain from injuries, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, cancer, and other disabilities. Pain can be acute, with a beginning and end, or it can … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community – July 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: A family member has experienced a burn injury and is now in a rehabilitation center. What can they expect … Continue reading

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Chronic pain and disability: Pain Awareness Month

The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) defines chronic pain as “ongoing or recurrent pain, lasting beyond the usual course of acute illness or injury or more than 3 to 6 months, and which adversely affects the individual’s well-being.” In other … Continue reading

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Day

Beginning in 2010, Congress named June 27th as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Day (S. Res. 455) and, for the last four years during the month of June, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has asked everyone to help them … Continue reading

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Psoriasis Awareness Month

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month. As many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis making it the most common autoimmune disease in the United States. Psoriasis occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed the growth cycle of … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is May 12th, 2013!

National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day takes place on May 12th, 2013 as part of National Fibromyalgia Awareness Month.  According to the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA), “Fibromyalgia (pronounced fy-bro-my-AL-ja) is a common and complex chronic pain disorder that affects … Continue reading

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September is National Pain Awareness Month

Recently, the National Resource Directory (NRD) alerted us that September is National Pain Awareness Month and that it is sponsored by the National Pain Foundation (NPF). Injury and/or disease can cause chronic pain and it can stem from such chronic, multi-sypmtom … Continue reading

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Something to Watch: Multidisciplinary Management of Pain in Spinal Cord Injury

The Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System at the University of Washington has just released their latest streaming video. Multidisciplinary Management of Pain in Spinal Cord Injury: An Approach to Improve Pain, Function, and Psychological Coping features three chronic pain … Continue reading

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